Sunday, September 19, 2021

Lantana to install dog cleanup stations

Board members of Lantana two Fresh Water Districts at their December meeting approved the purchase of 10 dog clean-up stations to be installed throughout the community.

“Residents not properly disposing of pet waste has been an ongoing issue for years,” said Lantana General Manager Kevin Mercer.

The units made by Sentry Station feature a bag dispenser and waste receptacle at a cost of $199 each. Monthly bag replacement and disposal is expected to be in the range of $300 per month. Funds to purchase and maintain the units will come out of the district’s parks and recreation account.

“We will strategically place them along Lantana Trail and at each end of the hike and bike trail.” Mercer said.

The units should be installed in January.

School zone approved
Lantana Fresh Water Supply District #7 board members also voted to add a school zone along a section of Lantana Trail at Stacee Lane for students walking to Blanton Elementary and Harpool Middle School.

Fresh Water Supply District #6 board members approved the school zone at their November meeting.

The two districts will split the $17,590 price tag for the three school zone signs with flashing lights.

“The boards agreed that something more needed to be done there and we hope this will be a catalyst for parents to leave their cars at home and encourage children to walk or bike to school,” said Max Miller, FWSD #6 Vice President.

The new school zone will be in effect 200 feet on either side of intersection on both Lantana Trail and Stacee Lane and is expected to be installed by January.

Winter weather plan update
Lantana General Manager Kevin Mercer told the boards that he and county commissioner Andy Eads are checking with the District Attorney to see if Lantana can enter into an interlocal agreement with the county for treatment of Lantana’s roads during a winter weather event on an as-needed basis.

Mercer said that if the agreement is approved, the county would sand Lantana Trail, Stacee Lane, Branch Crossing, and Rayzor Road during a snow or ice storm.

He said that the boards may be able to approve the winter weather agreement at their joint meeting in January.

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